Sound of Silent Film Festival @ Symphony Space, NYC

Access Contemporary Music proudly presents the 19th anniversary of the Sound of Silent Film Festival at Symphony Space. This unique event features new short films sourced through a global call screened in silence with newly commissioned musical scores performed live.

Friday, May 31st 7:30 PM
Symphony Space

2537 Broadway (at 95th)

$25 general, $20 seniors/students with ID

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ACM’s musicians, led by conductor Jeremy Gill, will perform the new scores live.   This year’s program features a three comedies, a dramedy, three dramas, three animated films and a wildly inventive dance film, all with new scores performed live. Many of the filmmakers and composers will be present for the festival.  Here’s the lineup:

Landmine of Mine – a man steps on a landmine and pays with his life
Film – Kevin T Landry
Music – Lynn Bechtold
Marie. Eduardo. Sophie –  mesmerizing contemplation of moving bodies and painting, with three magnificent performers of contemporary dance from Montreal, Marie Mougeolle, Eduardo Ruiz Vergara and Sophie Corriveau.
Film by Thomas Corriveau
Music by Adam Cole
Detektive Thumb and the Infinity House – A hard-boiled, chain smoking detective is eaten alive by a house.
Film by Preston King
Music by Gene Pritsker
Coloring – A young girl finds inspiration on a simple car ride.
Film by Francisco Javier Landin Jr.
Music by Milica Paranosic
#MESSYKIDNAPPING – A curator at the Louvre is convinced her new boyfriend has kidnapped her child. The ransom: The Mona Lisa.
Film by Greg Emetaz
Music by Victoria Malawey
Reciprocity Failure – An avant-garde exhibition, that brings the sculptures of artist Aydin Ture to life in cinematic fashion.
Film by Ben Westlake
Music by Seth Boustead
Heirloom – Etienne confronts the crushing pressure of generational expectations and masculinity of their inheritance home as they seek emancipation in the wilderness. Etienne’s trans identity is an experiential audible journey amidst chaos and spontaneity.
Film by  Marilynne Lamontagne
Music by David Saperstein
Rock Pools – Two clowns begin to understand who they are. An exploration of femininity and gender performance particularly looking for a nuanced feeling that young queer people might have experienced.
Film by Bianca Caniglia
Music by Charles Coleman
Demi-Goddesses – A visual essay about still-dominant dark aspects of our modern society conceived as a surreal anti-patriarchal thought experiment that raises important questions about gender, power, and social change, prompting us to reflect on how historical patterns of discrimination and oppression might be either repeated or overcome in a reversed gendered world.
Film by Martin Gerigk
Music by Adam Reifsteck
Inside Looking Out – A gardener fights to keep a “suicidal” house plant alive
Film by Cooper Hardin
Music by Nailah Nombeko
Falling for Greta – When love comes knocking, Greta’s world is turned upside down. As her passion grows, complications follow but there is hope in the shape of water.
Film by Gustavo Arteaga
Music by Ledah Finck